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Outspoken TD Ruth Coppinger will officially launch the Local Election campaign of Conor Burke, who is running for Solidarity in the Galway City East electoral ward.
Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has expressed immense dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Government and in particular, public representative, Minister Simon Harris, is proceeding with his health brief.
A late, late long range point from Cathal Freeman saw Mayo gain a valuable point in their league opener against Meath in Tooreen on Sunday afternoon.
Parking fees at University College Hospital Galway are an "unnecessary nuisance" for the families and friends of hospital patients, according to Sinn Féin which is proposing to abolish the fees.
Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats have announced their Galway City Council candidates for the Local Elections in May 2019, while Independent councillor Mike Cubbard has also announced he is seeking re-election.
As I am compiling this weekly column for the Advertiser, people in the US are voting in the mid-term elections for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. So by the time my column appears the results will be fully out. I hope that the polls which are forecasting Democratic wins in the House of Representatives are correct, but of course our belief in polls has run low. President Trump has put a huge effort into shoring up the Republican seats in both the Congress and the Senate, and he has campaigned tirelessly for the last 10 days hoping to consolidate the Republican vote. It seems that the US is viewing these mid-term elections as a referendum on President Trump and his handling of the US. So it will be very intriguing to see the results and to see whether the Democrats will come back in charge of the House of Representatives.
In the great scheme of things, the increasing crisis of housing and accommodation in the State is a matter of far greater urgency and social consequence than the Blasphemy referendum.
In times of old, our ancestors built places of worship, soaring churches, round towers pointing at the skies. Around the world, most civilisations did likewise, digging amphitheatres into undulating hills; surrounding places of conquest with walls to form an arena for entertainment or persecution, to where the hordes thronged to fill their thoughts with admiration and revulsion at gladiators and beleaguered prophets.
The Referendum Commission, as part of a nationwide campaign, has urged the people of Mayo to ensure they are registered to vote in the referendum on blasphemy, which is due to take place on Friday October 26, the same date as the presidential election.
For many, Brexit is a right-wing project because the principal authors are an extreme element of the British Tory Party. However an Australian academic will be putting forward a very different view at a public meeting in Galway.